Game 27 Preview: Los Angeles at Columbus

Los Angeles Kings (17-8-1) at Columbus Blue Jackets (11-16-1)
Tuesday, December 8, 2015, 4:00 p.m. PT
Nationwide Arena, Columbus, OH
Referees: #45 Jon McIsaac, #5 Chris Rooney
Linesmen: #58 Ryan Gibbons, #83 Matt MacPherson
Fox Sports West, KABC 790 AM, I Heart Radio

Los Angeles Kings v Columbus Blue Jackets

Los Angeles Projected Starting Goaltender – Jonathan Quick
2015-16: 22 GP (22 GS) / 14-7-1 record / 2.19 GAA / .917 Sv% / 1 SHO
Career vs Columbus: 19 (19) / 13-6-0 / 2.05 / .914 / 2
Last Game vs Columbus: 11/5/15 / 58 MP / 22-25 shots / 2-3 L
2015-16, Away: 7 (7) 4-2-1 / 2.20 / .926 / 0

Columbus Projected Starting Goaltender – Sergei Bobrovsky
2015-16: 24 GP (24 GS) / 11-12-1 record / 2.58 GAA / .913 Sv% / 1 SHO
Career vs Los Angeles: 7 (7) / 2-4-1 / 2.44 / .905 / 0
Last Game vs Los Angeles: 11/5/15 / 60 MP / 31-33 shots / 3-2 W
2015-16, Home: 11 (11) / 4-6-1 / 2.99 / .896 / 1

Nashville Predators v Columbus Blue Jackets

2015-16 Los Angeles Leaders
Total Points: Jeff Carter (10-15=25)
Goals: Tyler Toffoli (11-9=20)
Assists: Jeff Carter (10-15=25)
Plus/Minus: Jeff Carter (+15; 10-15=25)
Penalty Minutes: Andy Andreoff (39; 2-0=2)
Time On Ice: Drew Doughty (27:35; 4-12=16)
Corsi-For Percentage: Nick Shore (64.1%; 2-2=4)

2015-16 Columbus Leaders
Total Points: Scott Hartnell (10-9=19), Ryan Johansen (6-13=19)
Goals: Boone Jenner (11-5=16)
Assists: Ryan Johansen (6-13=19)
Plus/Minus: Kevin Connauton (+5; 0-4=4)
Penalty Minutes: Scott Hartnell (37; 10-9=19)
Time On Ice: Jack Johnson (25:24; 3-5=8)
Corsi-For Percentage: Dalton Prout (53.5%; 0-1=1)

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Rankings and Statistics
Goals/Game: LAK – 17 / 2.58; CBJ – 24 / 2.36
Goals Against/Game: LAK – 2 / 2.08; CBJ – 23 / 2.86
Power Play: LAK – t-14 / 18.8%; CBJ – 21 / 17.4%
Penalty Kill: LAK – 5 / 84.8%; CBJ – 11 / 81.6%
Shots/Game: LAK – 1 / 32.5; CBJ – t-17 / 29.2
Shots Against/Game: LAK – 4 / 27.5; CBJ – 17 / 29.6
Faceoffs: LAK – 21 / 49.3%; CBJ – 29 / 47.8%
Save Percentage: LAK – 3 / .924; CBJ – 23 / .903
Corsi-For Percentage: LAK – 1 / 57.3%; CBJ – 24 / 47.9%

Vancouver Canucks v Columbus Blue Jackets

Los Angeles Projected Lines

Tanner Pearson – Anze Kopitar – Marian Gaborik
Milan Lucic – Jeff Carter – Tyler Toffoli
Andy Andreoff – Nick Shore – Dustin Brown
Kyle Clifford – Jordan Weal – Jordan Nolan

Brayden McNabb – Drew Doughty
Jake Muzzin – Alec Martinez
Christian Ehrhoff – Jamie McBain

Jonathan Quick
Jhonas Enroth

Notes and milestones: Los Angeles is 29-19-4 all-time against Columbus, a record that includes an away mark of 12-10-3. The Kings are 7-3-0 in their last 10 overall games against the Blue Jackets after having dropped a 3-2 decision at Staples Center on November 5. Tonight’s game concludes the season series. … Los Angeles is 7-3-1 against the Eastern Conference and 4-2-0 against the Metropolitan Division. Today’s game marks the third of eight consecutive games against the Eastern Conference. Thus far, the Kings are 2-0-0 (W vs PIT, W vs TBL, 12/8 @CBJ, 12/11 @ PIT, 12/12 @ BUF, 12/14 @ OTT, 12/17 @ MTL, 12/19 @ TOR). … Los Angeles has won four straight games and has points in six straight. … Jeff Carter has points in six straight games (1-5=6), tying the longest point streak by a King this season (Toffoli, November 7-20). He has assists in three straight games. Carter totaled 25 points (15-10=25) in 39 games with Columbus in 2011-12. … Anze Kopitar has points in four straight games (1-4=5) and nine points (3-6=9) in the last eight games. Kopitar has logged at least 23 minutes in three straight games. … Drew Doughty has points in three straight games (2-2=4). He hasn’t logged fewer than 29 minutes since November 23. With 70 career goals, he is tied with Lubomir Visnovsky for fourth place on the club’s all-time list of goals by a defenseman. … Milan Lucic has three goals (3-0=3) in the last two games and six points (4-2=6) in the last six games. … Marian Gaborik totaled 22 points (9-13=22) in 34 games with Columbus from 2012-14.

St. Louis Blues v Columbus Blue Jackets

Columbus Projected Lines

Ryan Johansen – Brandon Dubinsky – Cam Atkinson
Scott Hartnell – Alexander Wennberg – Nick Foligno
Boone Jenner – William Karlsson – Matt Calvert
Gregory Campbell – Michael Chaput – Brandon Saad

Jack Johnson – David Savard
Ryan Murray – Andrew Bodnarchuk
Fedor Tyutin – Dalton Prout

Sergei Bobrovsky
Curtis McElhinney

Notes and milestones: Lines via Aaron Portzline of the Columbus Dispatch … The Blue Jackets have allowed 40 goals in the last 19 games (2.11/game) after allowing 40 goals in the first nine games (4.44/game). In the last six games, they have allowed nine goals. … Sergei Bobrovski is 9-4-1 with a 1.71 goals-against average and a .943 save percentage since November 1. … Columbus has killed off 53-of-60 power plays in 16 games since November 1 (88.3%). … The Blue Jackets are 6-7-0 against the Western Conference and 3-3-0 against the Pacific Division. … Jack Johnson totaled 124 points (30-94=124) in 343 games with Los Angeles between 2007-12. He is expected to appear in his 598th career game tonight. … Andrew Bodnarchuk totaled six assists and a plus-eight rating in 19 games en route to a 2015 Calder Cup championship with the Kings-affiliated Manchester Monarchs.

Florida Panthers v Columbus Blue Jackets

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